Curse or reality? Liverpool legend claims Manchester United may wait 15 years for another Premier League title

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Former Liverpool star, Jamie Redknapp has said Manchester United may wait up to another 15 years before they win the Premier League again.

The Red Devils are 12 points adrift of first-placed Chelsea, after playing 12 Premier League games this season.

United’s last game was a 4-1 loss to Watford, after which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as manager.

United have already appointed Michael Carrick as interim manager, while they look for someone to take over on a more permanent basis, but Redknapp believes that the wait for another title may take a while, like was the case with Liverpool.

He said on Sky Sports, “When you look at what Liverpool have got – Klopp. Manchester City – [Pep] Guardiola. Chelsea – [Thomas] Tuchel.

“And you have got a manager who has managed at Molde and Cardiff at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“It isn’t right – you’re almost fighting with one hand behind your back in the big occasions and I never really felt he is the right fit.

“I said at the time it’s going to be like shooting Bambi and that is what it feels like because this should’ve happened ages ago.

“I understand what Gary [Neville] said about [Antonio] Conte but like you [Micah Richards] said, Conte has won the title five out of his last seven seasons.

“Manchester United right now are the same as everyone else – they’re in the rat race just trying to win games, just trying to win titles.

“Before they got Sir Alex Ferguson they hadn’t won the title in 30 years. Liverpool had to find a manager for 30 years – 30 years it took them to win the league.

“They couldn’t get anyone – they found the best in Jurgen Klopp.

“Now, for Manchester United it might take that long again – it might take another 10, 15 years.”